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    16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

    If you want to write, you've got to read.

    Writing more is a popular, and very great, New Year's resolution, so we decided to ask BuzzFeed staff to share their best advice for aspiring writers, and check out what Quora users had to say too.

    1. Keep a journal by your bed and record your dreams as soon as you wake up.

    2. If you want to write fiction, read a lot of fiction.

    3. Dedicate your commute to thinking of new ideas and playing with sentences in your head.

    4. Get yourself into the habit of writing something every day.

    5. And set achievable writing goals for yourself.

    6. Remember that your first draft is a draft, and shouldn't be perfect.

    7. When it comes time to start editing your drafts, try reading your writing out loud.

    8. If you're looking for a way to get your creative juice flowing again, considering reading and following the advice of The Artist's Way.

    9. Or simply keep a journal that you write in every day.

    10. Find writing prompts online and try writing short stories around them.

    11. If you're feeling stuck for inspiration, physically go outside and find it.

    12. Listen to podcasts when you need help writing realistic dialogue.

    13. Read a book about the craft, like Stephen King's On Writing.

    14. If you're creating characters for your work, pretend to interview them before you start writing them in to the story.

    15. And don't limit yourself to just one writing medium.

    16. Don't get caught up in finding your ~literary voice~ and just try writing like you speak.